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Pope Francis tackled several issues in his new encyclical, but the section devoted to ending capital punishment was particularly cheered by U.S. Catholics who oppose the death penalty.
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The Victoria Police media unit said Monday they couldn’t find any record that the Vatican had alleged witnesses against Pell were bribed with Vatican money.
America StaffOctober 06, 2020
Join America Media and the Lumen Christi Institute for a conversation reflecting on the successes and challenges of the United Nations over the last 75 years.
Politics & Society Podcasts
Kevin Christopher RoblesOctober 06, 2020
2020 was a year of reckoning for racial injustice in America. Catholics of color are calling for the church to look in the mirror. Will the church respond and take a prophetic stand?
Faith Faith in Focus
James Martin, S.J.October 06, 2020
Loving God, I ask you to guide me during this important election season.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 05, 2020
Jude Mohamed Mahmoud Abdel Salem, an advisor to the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, praised Pope Francis as being dedicated to achieving "human fraternity."
Pro-life supporters pray during a 2019 protest outside the local congress in Oaxaca, Mexico. In late July, Mexico's bishops called on Catholics to speak out ahead of a ruling from the country's Supreme Court, which could lead to a nationwide decriminalization of abortion. (CNS photo/Jorge Luis Plata, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Eduardo Campos LimaOctober 05, 2020
New social actors, especially evangelical Protestant groups and right-wing movements, have joined the debate on the liberalization of abortion law.
Politics & Society News
Criminal justice, race relations and health care round out the list of top voter concerns, according to a September Kaiser Family Foundation poll. Democratic voters, according to the poll, place a higher emphasis on health as a voting issue than Republicans.
Politics & Society News
Cardinal Parolin: Every pope, from St. Paul VI to Pope Francis, has tried to resolve what Pope Benedict described as a difficult situation in China.
Faith Faith and Reason
Bill McCormick, S.J.October 05, 2020
According to Pope Francis, “The decision to include or exclude those lying wounded along the roadside can serve as a criterion for judging every economic, political, social and religious project.”
America StaffOctober 05, 2020
Join Matt Malone, S.J., as he moderates a conversation with leaders of the Ignatian Legacy Fellows Program on the challenges of discerning new vocations as transition moments in life.
Politics & Society Podcasts
Kevin Christopher RoblesOctober 05, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the American health care system. How can Catholics vote to ensure that no one is denied access to care?
Faith Video
America VideoOctober 04, 2020

Pope Francis' new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, came out today. It’s a diagnosis of our social ills, which have been complicated by the covid-19 pandemic.

Faith Podcasts
Inside the VaticanOctober 04, 2020
In this brief “Inside the Vatican” podcast update, host Colleen Dulle breaks down the document’s main themes.
Politics & Society Faith
James Martin, S.J.October 04, 2020
Pope Francis’ new encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti,” does something that some Catholics believed could not be done: It ratifies a change in church teaching.
Pope Francis signs his new encyclical, "Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship" after celebrating Mass at the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy, Oct. 3, 2020. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 04, 2020
The encyclical letter “Fratelli Tutti” returns to many major themes of Francis’ papacy, reports America’s Gerard O’Connell, but incorporated into a grand vision of social friendship and international cooperation.
Politics & Society Podcasts
Kevin Christopher RoblesOctober 04, 2020
One of the most fundamental teachings of the Catholic Church is to welcome immigrants and refugees. So why are Catholics in America split?
Politics & Society Podcasts
Kevin Christopher RoblesOctober 03, 2020
A survey of the evolution of the Catholic vote from the election of JFK in 1960 to the election of Donald Trump.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Molly CahillOctober 02, 2020
We meet Gloria the journalist, world-traveler, daughter, friend and reluctant spokeswoman of the feminist movement.
Politics & Society News
Bishop Barber said Oct. 1 the "economic devastation" in this country wrought by the pandemic "has already led to the closure of at least 150 Catholic schools, many in low-income areas that serve children of color."